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Really Tesco ... Really

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Trulyamnearanear Fri 03-Jun-16 18:48:34

AIBU to think this is a little too much packaging for a cushion. 6 identical cushions, we bought, and got 6 identical boxes ...

BranTriLlygaid Fri 03-Jun-16 18:51:22

Yup, Had a box that big (possibly bigger) for a single kettle (which came in its own box anyway hmm). Also Tesco, so wasteful!

SweetieDrops Fri 03-Jun-16 18:53:22

grin at 6 boxes for 6 cushions. Someone clearly had a common sense bypass.

LetThereBeCupcakes Fri 03-Jun-16 18:55:35

Make a fort?

Trulyamnearanear Fri 03-Jun-16 18:56:21

In case something thinks I'm not being completely serious ...

Cakescakescakes Fri 03-Jun-16 18:56:40

I ordered 6 towels. Each came individually packaged in a plastic postal bag, and then all inside a bigger bag. So 7 big silver bags for 6 small hand towels.

PopGoesTheWeaz Fri 03-Jun-16 19:12:55

I bought a bra on Amazon the other day and it arrived in a box about that big. Granted I'm rather full chested but it still seems excessive. grin

puddleduckmummy Fri 03-Jun-16 19:13:51

Definitely make a fort!!!!

FinderofNeedles Fri 03-Jun-16 19:16:22

We once received a single bicycle pump in a cube-shaped box big enough for the DCs to play in, ie the length of the pump was the length of each of the 3 sides!

SheSparkles Fri 03-Jun-16 19:17:08

Tesco beats windscreen wipers last week...

TaintForTheLikesOfWe Fri 03-Jun-16 19:33:14

I think you should make a fort OP.

Catvsworld Fri 03-Jun-16 19:34:36

Lol well you won't be wanting for boxes let the kids paint them at the weekend op or see if the school wants them

QuestaVecchiaCasa Fri 03-Jun-16 19:35:03

Its a strange thing that these days we seem to have replaced shopping at local shops (mostly fun) with queuing at the local waste recycling place after buying thing off t'internet (bloody annoying).

SaucyJack Fri 03-Jun-16 19:35:17


I bet your sort would be the first to complain if your cushions smashed in transit due to inadequate packaging.

ExtraHotLatteToGo Fri 03-Jun-16 19:36:55

They're pre packed, not each order individually packed. It's the price we pay for wanting things 'same day' or 'next day'.

Amazon seem to have (mostly at least) got better with the size of the box they use.

sophieemily Fri 03-Jun-16 19:37:42

One good thing is at least it's cardboard so more easily recyclable. This happened to me when I ordered a pair of shoes from very and the box came in a massive bag about 4 times the size of the actual box; such a waste of plastic it's crazy!!! angry

Cineraria Fri 03-Jun-16 19:39:10

We ordered six rolls of ten refuse sacks from Amazon and each one came in a box like that with scrunchy paper around it that we needed to dispose of. It seemed to me as if they wanted us to use the bags up quickly so we'd need to reorder!

WhisperingLoudly Fri 03-Jun-16 19:40:10

saucy I'm pretty sure you can't "smash" a cushion grin

isharewifinotsextoys Fri 03-Jun-16 19:42:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

clarrrp Fri 03-Jun-16 19:45:02

my cats would go totally off their rocker if they saw that amount of boxes in our house.

MrsKoala Fri 03-Jun-16 19:45:54

We once ordered 8 cushions from debenhams and they came in a box each like that AND we're all delivered individually separately over the course of 5 days.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Fri 03-Jun-16 19:50:55

clarrrp mine too. For once there'd be a little less no fighting as there'd be room for one each and a couple sparegrin

ratspeaker Fri 03-Jun-16 19:55:53

Cat hiding places.
A fort
Gaffer tape them together and make a play tunnel.
Fill with shredded paper , drop in a few yogurt drops, fun time for rats.

Sorry not helping really
I imagine they,re all prepacked ready for shipping

1Potato2 Fri 03-Jun-16 20:00:12

John Lewis are crap for common sense bypass. I am always amazed by how much packaging they can add to my order.

Hawkmoth Fri 03-Jun-16 20:00:26

I was pleasantly surprised to receive two balls of wool vacuum packed in an envelope recently.

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